Overview Quito

Visiting Quito

Set dramatically atop the Andes Mountains and encircled by volcanoes, the historic center of the city is still home to several buildings who count their age in centuries. Explore the city in its own right, or use it as a gateway to the Galapagos Islands.

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Set dramatically atop the Andes Mountains and encircled by volcanoes, the historic center of the city is still home to several buildings who count their age in centuries. Explore the city in its own right, or use it as a gateway to the Galapagos Islands.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Quito. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Quito flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Quito

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Our first look around Quito

Written by MichaelJM on 19 Sep, 2010

We are collected from our hotel and taken to the airport in time for our onward journey to Ecuador. Thankfully the journey was trouble free and we were well received at the airport in Ecuador by the Audley representative who ensured our efficient transfer to…Read More


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Impressions of Quito

Written by Philly_Girl on 26 Oct, 2005

I am ashamed to admit that I had very low expectations for Quito prior to our arrival. But as we walked off the plane into the sparkling and modern airport, I immediately began revising my mental picture. What a surprising city! Despite being at such…Read More


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Cotopoxi Climb

Written by African Explorer on 23 Aug, 2000

Cotopoxi 19,346 feet tall, the tallest active volcano in the world. Legend states that it erupts every one hundred years. The last time she erupted was 1890. About the 18,000 foot mark there is one of the most beautiful ice glaciers in the world, and…Read More


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Staying at Hostal Llullu Llama, Andes Countryside

Written by Eleven Shadows on 01 Jun, 2007

After staying at the Black Sheep Inn in Chugchilan, I rode in a truck with two llamas along a winding road overlooking gaping chasms, gorgeous farmland, and rivers to the remote town of Isinlivi, which is at a slightly lower elevation, and therefore a bit…Read More


Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ibarra and further north

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 17 Nov, 2006

Santo Domingo de los Colorados is a strategic point for travelling all Ecuador. The road from Quito to Santo Domingo goes through tropical forests, and crosses rivers with beautiful waterfalls. There are highways and bus services from Santo Domingo in all directions: to the coast…Read More


Some Information on Hotels in Ecuador

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 17 Nov, 2006

During nine years I visited this country periodically as supervisor of a USA-based non-profit association. Although occasionally I stayed at the home of some friend, more than ninety percent of the times I stayed at different hotels. These are my recommendations based on that experience:…Read More


The Road from Quito to Cuenca (and beyond)

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Nov, 2006

This is a beautiful trip, all along the Andes, and viewing some of the highest mountains of the country, as the Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Chimborazo,the highest mountain in Ecuador (21,000 feet high, or 6310m). The whole trip takes some 8 hours (280 miles)and there…Read More


Quito, one of the most beautiful cities of Latin America

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Nov, 2006

If you asked me which are in my opinion the six nicest cities of Latin America, I would say: Merida (Venezuela), Quito (Ecuador), Manizales (Colombia), Río (Brazil), Valdivia (Chile) and Punta del Este (Uruguay). And I have visited every single country in Latin America…Read More


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visiting my first third world country

Written by saraherose on 05 Apr, 2001

i wasn't exactly prepared for what it would look or feel like to wander around a place where people not only do not enjoy the luxuries we are afforded living in the united states but where, for the most part, people struggle to get their…Read More


Money Tips for Ecuador

Written by sparklefish on 15 Nov, 2004

The first thing I want to shout from the mountaintops is, "BRING SMALL BILLS!!!" You will find it very difficult to break a $20 bill anywhere but a supermarket or bank, and even then they won't be happy about it. My strong recommendation…Read More


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